Allusion in The Devil and Tom Walker
Irving alludes to the Bible multiple times throughout this story. This literary device both reminds the audience of the story’s moral center and aligns the story with New England beliefs. The allusions therefore function to make Irving’s fictional story feel more like a real legend.
Allusion Examples in The Devil and Tom Walker:
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"he found the black print of a finger..." See in text (Text of the Story)
""A great man had fallen in Israel."..." See in text (Text of the Story)